Gratitude. It feels warm and fuzzy, but is powerful enough to rewire your brain. It is my go to strategy when feeling a lack of abundance and can literally change how you feel about life.
The trick is to stay tapped into it and let it integrate through your body, mind, and soul.
I used to have my clients write 5 things they are grateful for every day in order to connect with this thankful energy, but over time the practice began to feel stale. It became just another thing to do and the feeling connection to gratitude was lost.
Mixing things up helps.
- Looking for hearts, signs, or synchronicities
- Taking pictures of things we find beautiful
- Spending time in nature
- Fostering awareness of magical moments in daily life
All of these are great tools to spark a practice of thankfulness, but they only work when you take the time to really feel and fully integrate them.
In order to ground yourself in the warm, fuzzy, life is amazing, miracles happen, anything is possible energy of gratitude you must sit with it, give it your full attention, and let it fill your heart.
A gratitude practice is not something you do, it is something you feel.
When you let the awareness of blessings touch every moment of your life, you open the door to a life full of miracles.
My personal gratitude practice may look different from day to day. Yesterday, I was mesmerized by clouds and took a lot of pictures. The day before it was a meditation on all the special people in my life. And, as I write these words today, my heart is full of love and gratitude for all of you.
The one thing I do consistently as I lay my head on the pillow each night is to review my day with an open heart. I savor the day’s blessings, let go of what does not serve me, and thank God for all I have received.
No matter what is happening in your life, you have much to be grateful for, too. I invite you to focus on the gifts in your days and let them lift you up and fill your heart. It can be life changing.